Winter

Goat & Greens Ragu

March 5, 2012
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Hollygrove Market & Farm  is a weekly stop for us. Saturday morning goes something like this: groan and peel myself out of bed, feed the dog, attempt to work out and then limp over to Hollygrove to check out their fresh, local produce. Lately Hollygrove has been adding to its stock of local fruits, veggies […]

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A Valentine’s Day Chocolate Nemesis Cake

February 14, 2012
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Gourmand has taken it upon himself to treat me to a home made, mystery Valentine’s dinner tonight (please no fish balls!). As lovely as that is, I’ve still got dessert covered. Chocolate, sugar, eggs, and butter. Leave that flour in the pantry. The Chocolate Nemesis Cake is one of the richest, densest and most stomach […]

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Roasted Red Pepper & Goat Cheese Soup with Garlic Croutons

February 6, 2012
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We’ve had peppers on the brain lately. Reading about them, writing about them and most definitely cooking them. All for an article to be submitted this weekend for a future publication. (More on that some time later). Unfortunately Gourmand is rather adverse to peppers and no matter how often I serve them covered with delicious […]

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Our Top Five Super Bowl Foods

February 3, 2012

The New Orleans Saints may not be heading to Indy this weekend, but despite what many of us would like to believe, the Super Bowl will still be played. Hey, if nothing else, we’ve got a Manning to root for. For die hard football fans and casual watchers alike, Super Bowl food (running a close […]

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Orecchietta with Caramelized Shallots, Hashed Sprouts & Bacon

January 24, 2012
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After a week away it was certainly nice to get back into the kitchen. My pots, pans, radio station, all missed just the tiniest bit more then I would like to admit. While I obviously enjoy restaurants and nights out, there is something to be said for complete control over your cooking and eating space. […]

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Gumbo Rah! Rah!

January 7, 2012
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Ok people, it’s football time. Alright, fine, it’s been football time for quite a few months already. Let me rephrase, it’s football playoff time. That magical time of year when all of those fairweather fans who wait in the wings throughout the regular season can finally jump on the bandwagon and root! root! root! That […]

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Bitter Chocolate Truffles

January 4, 2012
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An elegant yet simple way to present a mignardise or accompany a light dessert is a dark, bitter chocolate truffle. We looked to one of our favorite cookbooks, The Cafe Cookbook by Ruth Rogers and Rose Gray, for a basic yet delicious accompaniment to serve with a tart, creamy, frozen lemon soufflé on New Year’s Eve. […]

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Celeriac & Stilton Soup

January 3, 2012
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Today I threw out a bottle of Crystal Hot Sauce that expired in 2005. In the spirit of new years and new beginnings I thought it might be time to purge my refrigerator of the ancient mustards and sauces that clutter the shelves and replace them with shiny new clutter. Boy was it ever time. […]

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At Home For The Holiday

January 2, 2012
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Happy New Year everyone! This New Year’s Eve we opted to stay in, avoiding the crowds, the drunk drivers and the hassles that most often accompany the annual bacchanalia. In the spirit of avoiding the amateurs, we cajoled a small groups of equally crowd weary friends into joining us at home for the evening. When cooking […]

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Christmas Cookie Cook Off

December 17, 2011
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Friday night I stayed home to bake cookies. File under things I never thought I would do. Add that to live in New Orleans, marry a Norwegian guy with a funny name, and own a totally yuppified dog who eats better then we do. Such is life. Here, just in time for the Holidays, are […]

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